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What happened to flashy NBA point guard Jason Williams? Rocky starts and brilliant finishes


What’s behind the AlphaTauri floor that has upset F1 rivals

AlphaTauri grabbed attention in the closing stages of the Formula 1 season as it made some rapid gains thanks to an aggressive upgrade package that first arrived in Singapore.


Hamlin "a long way from where I need to be" after shoulder surgery

NASCAR Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin has signaled that his participation in the pre-season exhibition race at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum may be in jeopardy as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.


Golf: Hawke’s Bay teen golf star Swanwick in top 10 at Aussie Open

Zack Swanwick, heading to America in July, hit a first-round 67 in Sydney.


League nines: 138 Select playing in The Fijian Cup Nines this weekend

This is the invitational rugby league nines crew's second trip to The Fijian Cup Nines.


Andrews duo balancing coach, family dynamic in push towards Paris Olympics

Jon Andrews has taken over as coach of daughter Ellesse, with fantastic results in 2023.


'It's not new': Football Ferns empathise with Knott's shock Phoenix departure

The midfielder has been released from the rest of her contract, citing financial hardship.


AlphaTauri to address side effects of low-speed F1 prowess with 2024 car

AlphaTauri conceded turning its low-speed weakness into a head-turning strength has hurt its drag level, which has become a priority to address for the 2024 Formula 1 season.


Russell: F1 illnesses highlight 'unsustainable' toll of 2024 calendar

George Russell believes illnesses going around the Formula 1 paddock in Abu Dhabi highlight the ‘unsustainable’ toll that will be taken on team personnel working all 24 races in 2024.


Wellington Lions set to ditch Sky Stadium for smaller Jerry Collins Stadium

The Wellington Lions are poised to exit Wellington’s main sporting venue.


Wāhine Toa II: The shift in focus behind Lani Daniels’ shot at second world title against Desley Robinson

'The world is my oyster and I’m going to be a pearl.'


Big smiles from jockey Masa Hashizume after Zabmanzor’s win at Ōtaki

Zabmanzor was hugely impressive in the Elsdon Park Wellington Stakes at Ōtaki.


The best and worst sports for you based on your zodiac sign

Whether we like it or not, exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It can help to control weight, prevent the development of certain diseases, and slow the process of aging. Luckily, there are all sorts of ways to make sure we get enough exercise, and what we enjoy often sports-wise often depends on our personality type. Check out this gallery to learn what astrology says about your sporting preferences. Click on!


'Always about the team': Humble Williamson plays down latest achievement

The former captain hit his 29th test century to keep the Blackcaps in the contest against Bangladesh.


'Need to be better': Knott's Phoenix exit thrusts women's pay parity into spotlight

The 27-year-old is walking away from football due to financial pressures.


Maguire confirmed as NSW head coach after early exit from NZ Kiwis

Rugby league's worst kept secret has been revealed.


Speed Reads: RNF MotoGP Drama, Goodwood Revival Moves To Sustainable Fuel

Plus: Illinois EV rebate demand is through the roof, HRC says goodbye to Marc Marquez, and Indian patents inductive heating.


A rising star's first day in an F1 car

The jump up to driving a Formula 1 car having been used to FIA F3 machinery is a gigantic one. Yet 2022 Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner Luke Browning coped with that leap in performance magnificently during his Silverstone prize test, leaving plenty of key figures impressed with his F1 bow


Phoenix women lose vice-captain after Knott puts professional career 'on hold'

The 27-year-old midfielder is stepping away from football indefinitely.


Lou Vincent’s life ban from cricket ‘unjust’ says former Black Caps coach John Bracewell

Black Caps star was banned for life in 2014 over breaching anti-corruption regulations.


Ranking Real Madrid's best coaches


Kickboxing prodigy Ebadi determined to clinch second King in the Ring crown in memory of late mentor

The tournament's youngest champion is returning to the fold, desperate to honour the memory of renowned trainer Chris Martin.


Students stage walkout at Florida high school after staff reassigned over transgender athlete

Dozens of students at Monarch High School in Broward County participated in a walkout at a South Florida high school on Tuesday, a day after their principal and four other staff members were removed from their positions as officials investigate allegations of a transgender student being allowed to play on a girls' volleyball team, in violation of state law.


Rins: Yamaha MotoGP bike “very different” to the Suzuki

Alex Rins has shut down suggestions that the Suzuki and Yamaha are similar MotoGP bikes, noting after his first test of the latter that they are “very different”.


SailGP Dubai: Jimmy Spithill makes shock SailGP switch, taking on driving duties for Australia

Jimmy Spithill led the US to a regatta win last time out. now, he's on a different boat.


League legend Bennett eyes Kiwis coaching job after Maguire's departure to Origin

The veteran helped New Zealand to World Cup glory in 2008.


Lego Speed Champions Mustang Dark Horse And Audi S1 E-Tron Leaked

The BMW M4 GT3 and M Hybrid V8 race cars are also in the mix.


Former All Blacks lock Bryn Evans joins Hurricanes coaching team

Two-test All Black latest addition to complete the revamped side's coaching team.


F1 safety car: What is it and how does it work?

Two types of safety car can be used in an F1 race and can be used to slow down cars on the track as well as impact each team’s strategy plans.


Bangladesh vs New Zealand live updates: Black Caps look to fight back on day four

All the action from the fourth day of the first test.


Team NZ impress on challenging opening day of America's Cup preliminary regatta

The defenders dominated the opening two fleet races to shoot to the top of the standings on day one.


Wellington Phoenix departing veteran Chloe Knott reveals her side of the story

The Wellington Phoenix announced Chloe Knott's departure abruptly yesterday.


Bamber: 'Would've been too easy' if new marques beat Toyota in 2023 WEC

Cadillac driver Earl Bamber says it would have been "too easy" if new Hypercar manufacturers had dethroned Toyota straight away in the World Endurance Championship this year.


Blackcaps limp towards big first-test defeat against Bangladesh at Sylhet

New Zealand are still 200 runs behind with only three wicket remaining entering the last day.


Boxing: Messam powers through strong challenge from Merewether

The two 39-year-olds put on a great show for hundreds of supporters in Hamilton.


Hamilton admits to self-doubt and how Abu Dhabi 2021 did prompt retirement thoughts

Lewis Hamilton has opened up on the self-doubt he has faced amid Mercedes’ recent Formula 1 struggles and revealed how he pondered retirement after the Abu Dhabi 2021 controversy.


Gasly: Hamilton would have gone straight if he didn’t hit me in F1 Abu Dhabi GP

Pierre Gasly said Lewis Hamilton would have gone straight on had he not hit the back of the Frenchman’s Alpine during the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


Stephanie Carlin joins McLaren F1 as business operations director

McLaren has announced that Stephanie Carlin is to join the squad as its Formula 1 Business Operations Director next year.


Sargeant continues with Williams for 2024 F1 season

Logan Sargeant will stay at the Williams Formula 1 team in 2024, meaning the entire grand prix grid is unchanged for next year.


Breakers overcome coach's ejection to earn entertaining win over 36ers in Christchurch

Mody Maor was tossed at the end of first half but that didn't stop the red-hot Breakers shooters piling on the points against Adelaide.


'We've got work to do': Onus on bowlers to help Blackcaps' push for victory

As conditions begin to swing towards the batters, taking wickets will be the key over the coming days, says Kyle Jamieson.


Horse racing: Northern driver Zachary Butcher thinks he can solve one problem, the other not so much

Tonight’s meeting contains many of the age group stars of pacing.


Maguire maintains he could have coached Kiwis, New South Wales concurrently

The 49-year-old was confirmed as the new coach for the Blues at State of Origin level.


McLaren v Palou: What's on the line in high-stakes court case?

One of the wildest contractual sagas in living memory will play out in a UK High Court next year as the messy Alex Palou and McLaren breakup is resolved.


Who are the richest owners in world football?


Australian driver gets 12 years in prison for killing five teens in car crash

Tyrell Edwards, 20, was the only survivor of the high-speed crash in Buxton, southwest of Sydney last September.


Hulkenberg: Haas weakness disguised by F1 rivals’ early struggles

Nico Hulkenberg said his Haas Formula 1 team’s 2023 weaknesses were initially disguised by early season struggles for rival teams.


The Olympian who saved Brazil's F1 race

Just three years ago there was a risk that Brazil's Formula 1 race would slip off the calendar, or at the very least move from its historic home at Interlagos.


Blackcaps player allegedly captured breaking cricket law on camera

Glenn Phillips appears to apply saliva to the ball in between deliveries during the first test against Bangladesh.


Bangladesh edge ahead at end of day three against Blackcaps - As it happened

All of the action from day three in Sylhet.